Alternating copolymerisation of styrene and carbon monoxide in ionic liquids

Christopher Hardacre, John Holbrey, Suhas Katdare, Kenneth Seddon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

87 Citations (Scopus)


Room temperature ionic liquids have been used as solvents for the palladium-catalysed copolymerisation of styrene and carbon monoxide. The behaviour of various ionic liquids, the nature and concentration of palladium catalyst, and the reusability of the catalyst-ionic liquid system are discussed. The effects of cation, anion and alkyl chain length of the ionic liquids on the reaction are also addressed. The yield of the polyketone in the ionic liquid systems is enhanced over conventional solvents studied under similar conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Alternating copolymerisation of styrene and carbon monoxide in ionic liquids'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this